June 19

Sing a Song

We Shall Overcome

We shall overcome, We shall overcome,
We shall overcome some day.
Deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall overcome someday.


What Is Juneteenth and Why Do We Celebrate?

Try This

Today is Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the U. S. Here are a lot of activities families can do together to celebrate.

Read a Book

Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
  • All different now: Juneteenth, the first day of freedom by Angela Johnson; illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Explore More

See the June Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!